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"I've trapped men and events while they are still alive, and sheltered them from the passage of time." So said Claude Claude-Maxe in Paris last week, as he launched the first periodical in history to appeal more to the ear than to the eye. The first issue of his Sonorama, which he plans to publish monthly, has 16 pages of pictures and text bound in with six flexible-as-paper phonograph records on translucent plastic.

To get an earful, the Sonorama listener-reader merely folds back the issue on its plastic hinges, slips it on the turntable spindle through a ready-made hole in the center...

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